Mission: Building Brighter Futures for Children and Families.Believing that strong communities begin with healthy families, Foothill Family Service strengthens children, teens, adults and families to help them lead productive lives. Foothill Family Service is committed to improving infant, child, youth and family development, resulting in success in school, work, and relationships.
Programs: Mental health services for children and teens is funded by our contract with the la county dept. Of mental health (dmh) and services include: mental health, school based mental health and intensive mental health services for children and teens. For the year ended june 30, 2013, foothill family service served 8,802 children and their parents providing 93,028 hours of mental health treatment. Services were provided in 111 schools in 12 districts throughout the san gabriel valley.
early head start provides weekly home visits to families of children 0-3 and pregnant women. Foothill family's early head start program serves el monte, south el monte and parts of la puente. For the year ended june 30, 2013, foothill family service served 876 children and their parents.
wraparound is an intensive, in-home child abuse treatment service provided to dcfs referred clients who are at risk of losing their placement due to their behavior, whose family need assistance in providing a safe environment and/or whose family needs help integrating their child back into the family after their placement is over. For the year ended june 30, 2013, foothill family service served 363 children and their parents.
the agency offers 11 addtional program services including community service block grant programs "csbg" which includes sub-programs include "child and family development", and "domestic violence treatment" serving all of los angeles county. It also offers the following sponsored programs, "adolescent family life", "first 5 la- healthy families","first 5 la austism", "early esteem", "cal-learn", "focus", child abuse treatment "chat", "family preservation", and "calworks".
I am a proud supporter of Foothill Family because their philosophy and approach to achieving their mission are unique in a burdened, overwhelming landscape of mental health and social services. Their success with clients and the communities they serve is a result of their broad range of programs, how they overlap to provide in-depth care, and the ways they approach that care to include family members and/or personal relationships for added support of client treatment and progress. It is truly a remarkable organization, made clear by it's long-standing presence and continued growth in the community.
I recently had a chance to see Foothill Family Service in action. They are an incredible organization that believes in early intervention and importantly in the wrap around approach. They approach issues with an individual child not in a vacuum but rather aim to touch every member of the family, giving the entire family the skills necessary to address the issues of that child and overcome their own problems. Their approach is incredibly thoughtful, professional and caring. Which is a must when dealing with children especially as young as infants. And even their less well known programs such as the perpetrator’s treatment groups – a 52 week program to help abusive parents identify and control their emotions, is quietly making a difference in the lives of current and future families.
I just started my tutoring job at FFS and wanted to say that my experience with the job has far exceeded my expectations. The people I work with are lovely and the kids are fantastic. I enjoy the work I do, especially when I can see such immediate results. I truely believe that I'm making a difference in these kids lives, and its nice to know I'm part of an organization that allows me to do that.